[MPlayer-users] MEncoder: -ss ignored when reading from pipe ???

Arpi arpi at thot.banki.hu
Thu Mar 28 00:28:02 CET 2002


> [Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read DOCS/bugreports.html]
> > known bug or not bug at all.
> > -ss requires seeking, but stdin/fifo is not seekable.
> But for -ss one would only need to seek through the stream and discard 
> everything until the desired frame is reached where actually encoding starts
> !?
> No backward seeking is needed here - just forward ...
> So this could be done with a pipe !?

you can't even do forward seeking on pipes...  (lseek/fseek fails)
you can read data and send it to /dev/null, but it's not impelmented this
way yet - do it and send patch

A'rpi / Astral & ESP-team

Developer of MPlayer, the Movie Player for Linux - http://www.MPlayerHQ.hu

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